Berardi Immigration Law assisting individuals with DUI and DWI convictions with travel to Canada

If you’ve been convicted of a DUI or DWI, chances are your life has been altered in many ways. However, you may not be aware that having an alcohol-related driving conviction on your record can significantly impact your ability to enter Canada. In fact, in most cases, this type of conviction will make you “criminally inadmissible” in the eyes of the Canadian government, barring you from entry to Canada for a period of 10 years! Beginning December 18, 2018, Canada will introduce much tougher penalties for individuals with convictions of DWI, DUI, or DWAI. The new bill, titled the Impaired Driving Act, will make impaired driving a serious criminal offense in Canada, whereas it is presently considered a criminal offense. This change means that any individual with a DWI, DUI, or DWAI may need an entry permit in order to enter Canada. This is a huge change from the present law, which states that an individual with a sole DWI, DUI, or DWAI would only be criminally inadmissible to Canada for the first five years, could apply for individual rehabilitation after five years, and is deemed fully rehabilitated after 10 years. If you have a DUI or DWI on your record that’s currently preventing you […]
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